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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
250,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to have entire rear tire assembly replaced (1 reports)
1999 Volkswagen Golf wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1999 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102007

(reported on)

Golf 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 250,000 miles


Luckily I was driving slowly on a rural road. The right rear wheel started "sliding" around and in a few seconds literally snapped off. It could clearly be seen hanging out the side of the car, barely supporting it. Apparently the friction had welded the wheel to the support and the entire rear wheel assembly needed to be replaced. I had it done at the dealership and despite paying close to $700 Canadian for this, they didn't do a tire alignment so the car shakes pretty violently when it drives now. Towing/repairs/new tires close to $1200 in total costs.

- , Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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